Diahanna – Female Dachshund Mix

By Pammy
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Oct 3rd, 2013
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CONGRATULATIONS TO DIAHANNA. SHE HAS FOUND HER FUREVER HOME. Diahanna was adopted by a personal friend of Pammy’s, who has a little girl with the same special needs and Diahanna. They went home together today 4-13-2014. After many tears from Mamma Pam, she let her go, as she knows this is the best for the baby and for Diahanna who will be the babies best friend. Diahanna is a 2-year-old, female Dachshund mix. She is a special girl with a clubfoot but that doesn’t slow her down!

Diahanna is very sweet and gets along with other dogs. Her favorite spot to sit is in your lap!

To learn more about this unique doggy, please contact Pammy’s 2nd Chance Rescue using the form below.

Keep reading to learn about the frisky Dachshund.


The Dachshund is curious, clever, lively, affectionate, proud, brave and amusing. Devoted to its family, it can be slightly difficult to train and housebreak, but not impossible. Dachshunds travel well. This little dog needs an owner who understands how to be his pack leader or he will take over the house, and begin to try and tell the owner what to do. If the dog is allowed to take over, many behavior problems will arise, such as, but not limited to, guarding furnitureseparation anxiety, guarding food, toys or other objects, snapping, biting and obsessive barking. It will become unpredictable with children and adults they do not know. If it gets really bad, it may become unpredictable with its owner. Dachshunds are usually recommended for older, considerate children, simply because most owners do not display proper pack leadership to small dogs, causing moderate to severe protectiveness, a behavior that can change if the humans start being their pack leader. If they do get the proper leadership, they can get along well with children.

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This breed has an instinct to dig. They are generally okay with other pets; however, once again, without proper leadership from their humans, they can be jealous, irritable, obstinate and very quick to bite, sometimes refusing to be handled. If you allow your little dog to take over your house, the dog will try his hardest to keep all of his humans in line—a weight which should not be placed on any dog’s shoulders, especially one as sweet as a little dog like the Dachshund.

These negative traits are not Dachshund traits, they are small dog syndrome traits. Meaning, most owners treat their small dogs like babies, rather than giving them leadership, As well as rules they need to follow along with limits they are, and are not allowed to do, which all dogs instinctually crave. Dachshunds that have human leadership along with a daily pack walk are wonderful family companions with excellent temperaments.

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